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African Australian Advocacy Centre’s United Nations Working Group of Experts of People of African Descent Response: Key Findings and Urgent Issues

On Friday 5-6th October, Chairperson of the African Australian Advocacy Centre (AAAC) Noël Zihabamwe attended the 54th session of the UN Human Rights Council at Palais des Nations, Geneva Switzerland followed by an interactive dialogue.1 On 27th September 2023 the United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent (UN WGEPAD) released a […]

African Australians over-represented in Victorian prisons

The AAAC urges the Victorian government to work better with young people from African backgrounds in crime prevention strategies and to appoint multicultural community liaison officers. Such officers have been employed by NSW police in areas such as Blacktown and Fairfield which have successfully assisted integrating people from African backgrounds for many years. We make […]

Inaugural Friendship Dinner for African and Jewish leaders

Inaugural Friendship Dinner group photo

Attendees spent the night sharing a meal, building friendships, discussing common interests, and highlighting areas for the two communities to work together on. The AAAC founder and chairperson Noël Yandamutso Zihabamwe addressed the attendees in a speech about the shared experiences of African Australian and Jewish Australian peoples and the benefits of fostering a connection […]

NSW Premier’s Harmony dinner

I had the privilege of attending the NSW Premier’s Harmony annual Dinner held at the Sydney International Civic Centre, on March 1st, 2022. The dinner was held in celebration of the contribution of the many rich and diverse cultures that make up our state. My name is Rosalie Wicks, and I am a third-year Bachelor […]